What to do about shared ownership rent increases?

18/11/2022 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm –

Shared ownership accounts for approximately 200,000 affordable homes across the country. Whilst Registered Providers await the result of the rent cap consultation and ponder the effects of the cost of living crisis there is a choice to be made in respect of shared ownership rent increases in 2023.

There are a number of options available to Registered Providers which starts with increasing in full, to applying waivers or expanding hardship funds. However, whichever options your organisation is looking at, they will require wider considerations relating to regulation, charity law, consumer credit and more.

Fraud risks in a remote environment

23/11/2022 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm –

Explore the vulnerabilities of organisations operating in a remote environment and the types of fraud that exploits those vulnerabilities. 

Housing Co-operatives – dealing with disrepair claims

24/11/2022 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm –

In this webinar, Anna Bennett will discuss the steps a Fully Mutual Housing Co-operative should take when in receipt of a Letter of Claim in a Housing Conditions or Disrepair claim. This is aimed at those who are members of or involved in the management of Fully Mutual Housing Co-operatives.

7% rent cap and the voluntary cap on shared owners

25/11/2022 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm –

Join us to discuss the 7% rent cap to be applied to social and affordable rent tenants and what the “commitment” to apply the same cap to shared ownership rents means in practice.

Leasehold Webinar – Focus on: Ground Rent following Avon Ground Rents Limited v. Stampfer [2022] EWCA Civ 1375 and enactment of Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Act 2022

01/12/2022 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm –

This session focuses on the charging and collection of ground rent following the introduction of the Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Act 2022 earlier this year and the recent decision of the Court of Appeal in Stampfer.

The session will provide a useful update for leasehold management professionals who deal with the issue of ground rent in their day-to-day roles.

The Role of a Housing Association Board Member

05/12/2022 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm –

This interactive session is designed to help new Housing Association Board Members (or Board Members wanting to refresh their knowledge) to develop their understanding of their role, responsibilities and duties.

IT Contracts – Managing Risk and Avoiding Common Pitfalls

15/12/2022 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm –

In this seminar we will explore a wide range of matters relating to IT contracts, including procurement, negotiation of terms, disputes and how best to manage risk and avoid common pitfalls, with reference to real life examples throughout.
The session will provide a useful update for leasehold management professionals who deal with the issue of ground rent in their day-to-day roles.

Executing It Perfectly – Execution Requirements for Companies and Community Benefit Societies

10/01/2023 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm –

In this webinar, Ellen Damlica, a Solicitor at Devonshires Solicitors will explore:

• Common areas of confusion when executing documents
• The primary differences between deeds and contracts;
• The methods of execution and legal requirements for companies and registered societies in relation to signing both deeds and contracts;
• The implications of invalid execution;
• The use of powers of attorney;
• Best practice around witnessing execution of documents;
• Good practice around the use of electronic signatures.


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